Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Viewpoint: ‘Blistering’ USDA organic report suggests ‘movement’ needs major reforms
If you’ve ever questioned whether those overpriced, organic avocados from Mexico at the grocery store are actually organic, you have good reason to be wary. A blistering report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exposes the failure of government officials to ensure the integrity and safety of organic-food imports.
Over the past several years, there has been a huge spike in organic imports — particularly corn and soybeans — to keep pace with consumer demand; more than 100 countries now ship organic products here. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is tasked with making sure those countries meet our rigorous organic standards, but it is a dubious system based largely on reciprocity and good faith, not tight controls and federal enforcement..........To Read More....
My Take - Well, I don't know why anyone would be surprised. This whole "organic" movement is filled with bovine scat, and it's my belief they know it - so why wouldn't their system be full of bovine scat.